UW Tacoma Procurement Services assists the University community in purchasing and paying for goods and services as well as coordinating travel utilizing a centralized procurement service in accordance with sound business practices and state and federal regulations.
The University of Washington is a public institution and as such, any documents submitted (i.e. bids, proposals, literature, pricing, etc.) are public information.
Business Diversity & Equity Program - Learn more about the UW Tacoma initiative that works to ensure campus is intentional about purchasing goods and services that increase diverse spend dollars by supporting local, small, minority-and-women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.
Seeking payment for an open invoice? Accounts payable functions are managed by individual departments and by UW Procurement Services in Seattle. To start, please contact the department for additional information and review our electronic procurement system resources.
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Food and Beverage Approval
The Washington State Office of Financial Management outlines the rules and oversight for using university funds to purchase meals and light refreshments. Based on these rules, the University of Washington has created a policy to buy meals and light refreshments for employees, students, and official guests. In turn, the UW Tacoma administration has provided clarifications that comprise the UW Tacoma Food Purchase Policy, together with the UW rules. This policy ensures that all food expenses charged to University budgets are allowable and appropriate for the funding source.
Schools and units must seek approval to serve meals or light refreshments at a University meeting, formal training session, or formal recognition event by submitting a request in the Food and Beverage Request Portal. Approval must be received before the purchase of food. Forms submitted after the event will not be approved, and expenses will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Please see the Food Purchase Policy and per diem rates for additional information.